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Release This: Sound Shapes, Persona 4 Arena premiere stateside

Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Sound Shapes and Persona 4 Arena to North America, while Sniper Elite V2 and Orgarhythm ship in Japan.
Gamasutra's regular round-up of worldwide video game releases, "Release This!", takes a look at every game title we know to be shipping to stores this week, in a custom compiled list. This week brings Sound Shapes and Persona 4 Arena to North America, while Sniper Elite V2 and Orgarhythm ship in Japan. The following list covers all of the game software we know to be available -- across all platforms and regions -- for the week ending August 11th, 2012. Games Released in the United States: Jonathan Mak and Shaw-Han Liem's rhythm-platformer Sound Shapes debuts for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita this week. The game features new tracks from musical artists Beck and Deadmau5, and received widespread praise and numerous awards following an impressive showing at E3 2011. Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion continues with the Xbox Live Arcade release of 5th Cell's multiplayer third-person shooter Hybrid, while the week's sole domestic retail highlight is Persona 4 Arena, a 2D fighter developed by Guilty Gear creator Arc System Works. Xbox 360: - Hybrid (Xbox Live Arcade) - Persona 4 Arena PlayStation 3: - Persona 4 Arena - Sound Shapes (PlayStation Network) Nintendo 3DS: - Touch Battle Tank (3DSWare) Nintendo DS: - Commando: Steel Disaster (DSiWare) PlayStation Vita: - Sound Shapes (PlayStation Network) PC: - The Amazing Spider-Man - Deponia - Hero Academy - Symphony - Unmechanical Games Released in Europe: Idea Factory's PlayStation 3 strategy-RPG Agarest: Generations of War 2 (released stateside in June as Record of Agarest War 2) headlines a sparse retail lineup in Europe this week. PlayStation 3: - Agarest: Generations Of War 2 PC: - 7554 - Glorious Memories Revived - Death Road - Ideal Flight - Legends of Pegasus Games Released in Japan: A localization of Rebellion's Sniper Elite V2 hits the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this week in Japan. Other standout releases include Acquire's PlayStation Vita rhythm-action title Orgarhythm and a selection of PSP visual novels from Cyber Front and Idea Factory. Xbox 360: - Sniper Elite V2 PlayStation 3: - Sniper Elite V2 Nintendo DS: - Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Ouen Tokka-Han Chuushou Kigyou Shindanshi Shiken - Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Ouen Tokka-Han Hanbaishi Kentei Shiken 2-Kyuu 3-Kyuu - Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Ouen Tokka-Han Shouken Gaimuin Nishu Shiken - Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Ouen Tokka-Han TAC Koumuin Shiken PlayStation Vita: - Ginsei Shogi: Kyoutendo Toufuu Raijin - Orgarhythm PlayStation Portable: - Aoi Sora no Neosphere Portable: Nanoka Franka Hatsumeikoubouki 2 - Aoi Umi no Tristia Portable: Nanoka Franka Hatsumeikoubouki - Kuroko No Basuke: Kiseki no Shiai - L.G.S ~Shinsetsu Houshinengi~

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